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(The New York Times)   US circumcision rate has been cut   (well.blogs.nytimes.com) divider line 240
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2013-08-22 08:21:44 AM
In other news, turtleneck sweater sales are up!
 
2013-08-22 09:00:44 AM
I blame the jews.
 
2013-08-22 10:05:36 AM
Tipping thread.
 
2013-08-22 10:44:59 AM
Cut to the bone?
 
2013-08-22 11:19:26 AM
In other news: tipping falls as wages soar, Mac sales have plummeted, League of Legends shuts down, Ford has bought GM, Coke wins a blind taste test  and the console/hardware divisions of Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo have mysteriously caught fire

/soon the Democrats and Republicans will band together to make the gridlock more efficiently locked, then we'll have nothing left to talk about on the internet
 
2013-08-22 12:08:11 PM
Circumcision leads to lower rates of something called meatitis.
 
2013-08-22 12:14:21 PM

Fo Shiz: Circumcision leads to lower rates of something called meatitis.


Except for the part where circumcision actually leads to higher rates of meatitis.
 
2013-08-22 12:14:40 PM
I, for one, did not declaw my newborn son.
 
2013-08-22 12:16:21 PM
Apparently Hispanics have lower rates of circumcision.  Most western states' Medicaid programs (including CA, OR and WA) do not cover circumcision as a routine procedure.  So can we infer that high birth rates among Hispanics along with some associated lack of health insurance leads to a lower rate of circumcision?
 
2013-08-22 12:20:00 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Fo Shiz: Circumcision leads to lower rates of something called meatitis.

Except for the part where circumcision actually leads to higher rates of meatitis.


I was trying to make a joke.  Meatitis.

/A simple google search will show multiple scientific articles whose findings report that meatitis is found exclusively in uncircumcised men.
//It probably also find some pseudoscientic crap too
///I don't know what to think because Jenny McCarthy hasn't told me yet.
 
2013-08-22 12:31:15 PM
I put on my robe and wizard hat.
 
2013-08-22 12:33:27 PM

Diogenes: Tipping thread.


LOL!
 
2013-08-22 12:33:39 PM
I actually dumped a woman who was shewishly insistent that if we had any kids they'd be uncut.
 
2013-08-22 12:33:48 PM
Freaks who aren't circumcised are unnatural, dirty, hippies. Who would want to even *touch* one? EWWWWWWWWWW!

(11/10)
 
2013-08-22 12:33:52 PM
i131.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-22 12:34:42 PM
Boys 'n' the hood
 
2013-08-22 12:34:48 PM
You have fun with that, ladies!
 
2013-08-22 12:35:02 PM
How cheesy.
 
2013-08-22 12:35:18 PM
[scaredturtle.jpg]
 
2013-08-22 12:37:03 PM

Two kinds of people in this world


i26.photobucket.com

and

i26.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-22 12:37:32 PM
Hmmmm...maybe I'll have calamari for dinner.
 
2013-08-22 12:37:33 PM
The only way to lose a foreskin is to wear it off.
 
2013-08-22 12:38:22 PM
The only thing that REALLY matters is: do women prefer cut or uncut?

After all...thats kinda the only thing that matters lol.
 
2013-08-22 12:40:01 PM

Fo Shiz: Apparently Hispanics have lower rates of circumcision.  Most western states' Medicaid programs (including CA, OR and WA) do not cover circumcision as a routine procedure.  So can we infer that high birth rates among Hispanics along with some associated lack of health insurance leads to a lower rate of circumcision?


Neither did my private insurance so my son who's about to be 2 soon is uncut. No way I'd pay $400 for that procedure, especially since it's not necessary.
 
2013-08-22 12:40:26 PM
I would say more of a trim subby,
 
2013-08-22 12:41:23 PM

Fo Shiz: Apparently Hispanics have lower rates of circumcision.  Most western states' Medicaid programs (including CA, OR and WA) do not cover circumcision as a routine procedure.  So can we infer that high birth rates among Hispanics along with some associated lack of health insurance leads to a lower rate of circumcision?


That, and a large number of modern psychohipster parents (the type who also think diapers are wrong and that having the baby shiat and piss on the streets, in the sink, or in a vase in the living room is "more natural", along with other weird parenting ideas) aren't having it done because they saw a web documentary on it and they think it's the counter-culture, new-world, enlightened thing to do.

I, for one, am grateful that my parents had it done. Call it my western aesthetic values, if you wish, but I just think it looks better, and so have my partners.
 
2013-08-22 12:41:26 PM

SpeedyBB: The only way to lose a foreskin is to wear it off.


Same rules apply for a mustache
 
2013-08-22 12:44:21 PM
Sweet, you get to have that awkward birds and bees conversation and smegma.
 
2013-08-22 12:46:01 PM

Fo Shiz: Apparently Hispanics have lower rates of circumcision.  Most western states' Medicaid programs (including CA, OR and WA) do not cover circumcision as a routine procedure.  So can we infer that high birth rates among Hispanics along with some associated lack of health insurance leads to a lower rate of circumcision?


No, it's a cultural preference.
 
2013-08-22 12:46:21 PM
The boy got to keep his.
 
2013-08-22 12:47:52 PM
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-08-22 12:48:24 PM
I'm personally offended that people don't crush the left testicle of their offspring with a rock, like all right-thinking human beings.
 
2013-08-22 12:49:36 PM
The numbers can't be right as a gay guy I pay a lot of attention to cocks and between the guys I am with and the guys at te gym it may be 1 out of 50 guys under 50 that are not cut not the 30% the article says back in 79
 
2013-08-22 12:49:37 PM

ddam: Fo Shiz: Apparently Hispanics have lower rates of circumcision.  Most western states' Medicaid programs (including CA, OR and WA) do not cover circumcision as a routine procedure.  So can we infer that high birth rates among Hispanics along with some associated lack of health insurance leads to a lower rate of circumcision?

Neither did my private insurance so my son who's about to be 2 soon is uncut. No way I'd pay $400 for that procedure, especially since it's not necessary.


I'm sure he will thank you for the additional 20,000 nerve endings when he is old enough to make that decision for himself.
 
2013-08-22 12:50:55 PM

The more you eat the more you fart: The only thing that REALLY matters is: do women prefer cut or uncut?

After all...thats kinda the only thing that matters lol.


I can say that I went to a party once, and a women quite loudly announced to her friends that she preferred cut, and that uncut felt "gross".  None of the friends objected to the comment.  However, I think most of them couldn't believe she said it that loudly.

/loud music
//anecdote is anecdote
 
2013-08-22 12:52:02 PM
Call it bias or whatever, but after both my sons were born, the doctors at the hospital made a strong case for circumcision and essentially told us we would simply be wrong by choosing otherwise.  I confess, I tended to believe the doctors in the hospital that was ranked #1 in the US (#2 behind Hopkins this year)
 
2013-08-22 12:52:34 PM
I wonder what her thoughts on the aesthetics of female genital mutilation are?
 
2013-08-22 12:53:41 PM

CJHardin: ddam: Fo Shiz: Apparently Hispanics have lower rates of circumcision.  Most western states' Medicaid programs (including CA, OR and WA) do not cover circumcision as a routine procedure.  So can we infer that high birth rates among Hispanics along with some associated lack of health insurance leads to a lower rate of circumcision?

Neither did my private insurance so my son who's about to be 2 soon is uncut. No way I'd pay $400 for that procedure, especially since it's not necessary.

I'm sure he will thank you for the additional 20,000 nerve endings when he is old enough to make that decision for himself.


And not needing lube for masturbation.
 
2013-08-22 12:53:54 PM

Kazaa: The more you eat the more you fart: The only thing that REALLY matters is: do women prefer cut or uncut?

After all...thats kinda the only thing that matters lol.

I can say that I went to a party once, and a women quite loudly announced to her friends that she preferred cut, and that uncut felt "gross".  None of the friends objected to the comment.  However, I think most of them couldn't believe she said it that loudly.

/loud music
//anecdote is anecdote


Quote fail:  sigh.

I wonder what her thoughts on the aesthetics of female genital mutilation are?
 
2013-08-22 12:54:42 PM
<i>The lead author of the report, Maria Owings, a health statistician with the center, emphasized that the report includes no explanation for the numbers. " </i>

Here's the reason: the white birth rate has fallen. And the traditional white soccer moms are the ones for circumcisions. My sister is a nurse who works on the baby floor of a hospital. She said it's mostly Spanish people now having babies...and the hospital is in a mostly white area. Hispanics aren't into circumcision as much as whites, thus the falling rate.
 
2013-08-22 12:55:20 PM
"The ladies love it!"

www.momentmag.com
 
2013-08-22 12:55:25 PM
Good.

img.photobucket.com

What does god need with a foreskin?


/Barbaric
 
2013-08-22 12:55:52 PM

rubi_con_man: I actually dumped a woman who was shewishly insistent that if we had any kids they'd be uncut.


So, you dumped someone because they didn't want their children to be mutilated in the name of an ancient Jewish superstition?

That's, kind of frightening, actually....
 
2013-08-22 12:56:53 PM

ZeroCorpse: Call it my western aesthetic values


There's only one western country where circumcision is common.

cardex: The numbers can't be right as a gay guy I pay a lot of attention to cocks and between the guys I am with and the guys at te gym it may be 1 out of 50 guys under 50 that are not cut not the 30% the article says back in 79


I'm going to guess you're in the Mid-West? *checks profile* Yep.
 
2013-08-22 01:01:02 PM

Nana's Vibrator: Call it bias or whatever, but after both my sons were born, the doctors at the hospital made a strong case for circumcision and essentially told us we would simply be wrong by choosing otherwise.  I confess, I tended to believe the doctors in the hospital that was ranked #1 in the US (#2 behind Hopkins this year)


Our doctor pretty much told us not to, very much "well of course it's your decision but there's no good reason to, you'll have to pay out of pocket and schedule a separate appointment."
 
2013-08-22 01:03:29 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: Nana's Vibrator: Call it bias or whatever, but after both my sons were born, the doctors at the hospital made a strong case for circumcision and essentially told us we would simply be wrong by choosing otherwise.  I confess, I tended to believe the doctors in the hospital that was ranked #1 in the US (#2 behind Hopkins this year)

Our doctor pretty much told us not to, very much "well of course it's your decision but there's no good reason to, you'll have to pay out of pocket and schedule a separate appointment."


I had a midwife, it didn't even come up in discussion.  I guess if I'd wanted it done, we would have discussed, but noone in either my or my husband's family is cut (white as they come Canadians, all of us).  It seems completely unnecessary.
 
2013-08-22 01:04:23 PM
Helmets over here. I waffled in regards to our 2nd boy-child, but Mrs. loaba insisted that he get mutilated like me and his older brother.

Meh.

/ if you're rock'n a turtleneck, just keep it clean.
 
2013-08-22 01:06:10 PM
Penises are MUCH sexier uncircumcised.
 
2013-08-22 01:07:53 PM

Civchic: God Is My Co-Pirate: Nana's Vibrator: Call it bias or whatever, but after both my sons were born, the doctors at the hospital made a strong case for circumcision and essentially told us we would simply be wrong by choosing otherwise.  I confess, I tended to believe the doctors in the hospital that was ranked #1 in the US (#2 behind Hopkins this year)

Our doctor pretty much told us not to, very much "well of course it's your decision but there's no good reason to, you'll have to pay out of pocket and schedule a separate appointment."

I had a midwife, it didn't even come up in discussion.  I guess if I'd wanted it done, we would have discussed, but noone in either my or my husband's family is cut (white as they come Canadians, all of us).  It seems completely unnecessary.


Yeah, up here in Canada there really is a big trend away from it.
 
2013-08-22 01:09:23 PM
As a cyclist who just did a lot of training miles and is experiencing some unfortunate chafing, I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.

Sometimes I think a little extra protection sleeve sounds nifty.
 
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